Originally Posted by iKol
Except that J and R is a brick and mortar store Sherlock.
They have 2. Both in NYC. J&R probably does 90% of their business over the internet.
Barnes & Noble have 717 stores and 637 college bookstores across all 50 states and DC.
Barnes & Noble internet still sells at a higher price too.
Lets take a look shall we? New releases as of 9/30 from the J&R site and the B&N site:
The Whole Love: J&R - $13.99, B&N - $15.83
Cole World: J&R - $10.99, B&N - $9.35
25 Years Sting: J&R - $118.99, B&N - $134.99/$109.15 (Marketplace)
The Journey: J&R - $13.49, B&N N/A
The Less You Know, the Better: J&R $13.99, B&N - $12.62
Music Is Better Than Words: J&R 13.99, B&N $12.03
And the appropriate one on which to stop:
Everything is Boring & Everyone is a F--king Liar: J&R - $11.99, B&N - $12.34/$8.82 (Marketplace)
Looks like B&N is cheaper as often than not Sherlock. Where they aren't you can likely find it from one of their affiliates for cheaper than J&R. Taking into account the affiliate prices J&R is cheaper ONCE off that list and has one more title than B&N. The rest of the time it's cheaper to use B&N's storefront.
Score: J&R 2, B&N 5